Bowling

About

This is at the rear of the club. It has a separate building where members can store their bowling equipment if required or just sit and have a chat. There is also a pleasant seating area around the perimeter of the bowling green.

In 1911 a piece of land behind the club came on to the market, Mr. F. W. Sykes of Green Lea Lindley purchased this land and presented it to the club for a "peppercorn" lease on the opening of the bowling Green in May 1912. The "peppercorn" rent had to be paid on Christmas day of each year and within the agreement it also stipulated that the club were not allowed to build on the land. The addition of a bowling green came at an opportune time, for the club was beginning to face opposition from two other working men's clubs which had been established in the village, one of which had its own bowling green.

The club continued to pay a "peppercorn" on Christmas day of each year for the lease of the bowling green until 2006, when a special general meeting was held for members. At this meeting members voted that the committee take forward the possible purchase of the bowling green. In July 2007 the club successfully purchased the bowling green from the Walker family who owned the land at this time.

Bowling Section Current Status

At the time of writing this the club has 135 members in the bowling section. The membership is made up of male and female members who enjoy both the social and competitive aspect of bowling. To join the bowling section a nominal fee is required.

  • £6 - Over 65's.
  • £7 - Under 65's.
  • £5 - Social Bowler.
  • £1 - Green Fees for non-bowling members per session.
  • Annual Events

  • 2 X 12, plus 1 X 10 teams on Saturday afternoons in the Huddersfield & District Bowling League
  • 2 X 8 men teams on Monday evenings in the Huddersfield Liberal League
  • 1 X 10 man team on Tuesday evenings in the Mirfield & District League
  • 1 X 8 man team on Wednesday evenings in the Huddersfield Colne Valley League
  • The green is also hired out to 3 teams on Thursday and Friday evenings in the Huddersfield Works League
  • The clubs veterans run 2 X 10 and 1 X 6 men teams on Monday and Tuesday afternoons in the Huddersfield & District Veterans League
  • Bowling facilities

    The bowling pavilion has a fully functioning kitchen, large hall and patio seating to the front. It is possible to hire the pavilion for functions and small parties.

    Ladies Bowling Team - 2014


    First LLC Ladies team 2014.

    For the first time Lindley Liberal Club have a ladies bowling team in the ladies league.

    The team had a good first season, all new bowlers are welcome to get in touch with Dawn Fawcett.